* The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury from “An Evening With Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer”
R.I.P. Ray Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) author of Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes, The Martian Chronicles and many more literary classics.
* Amanda’s Million (2012-Jun-04) [Kickstarter]
… Traditional marketplaces restrict fans to being consumers, but Amanda’s project invited them to participate. Private shows, personal mixtapes, studio visits, and similar experiences are common among music projects on Kickstarter. …
* Piracy talks ‘wasted breath’: iiNet (2012-Jun-07) [ZDNet]
* Find a better way to share content? We might as well be talking to a brick wall (2012-Jun-07) [blog.iinet]
… AFACT and other rights holder bodies don’t care much for consumers. As you may have read, Neil Gane of AFACT thinks consumers are “unreasonable” to tell their suppliers of entertainment what they want. Actually, AFACT don’t have any customers in Australia, they are all in California, which unfortunately means that consumer pressure is unlikely to have much impact on their strategies.
iiNet have suggested that they focus on what the market is demanding, but it’s a waste of breath. Their masters have set the agenda and rights holders will only do their bidding. …
* Whether the digital era improves society is up to its users – that’s us (2012-Apr-21) [The Guardian]
… Social media is here to stay. We need to get past the point in which we celebrate it or lament it in order to figure out how to live productively with it. We need people engaging critically with the dynamics that unfold as a result of a new structure of connecting people. The values of technologists have been baked into the infrastructure, but it’s also possible to change the ecosystem through cultural practices. One thing’s clear: it’s high time we examined the values that are propagated through our tools. We all need to think critically about the information we create, consume and share. We all need to take responsibility for helping shape the world around us.
* I Love A Mystery
I Love a Mystery was a radio drama series about three friends who ran a detective agency and traveled the world in search of adventure. Distinguished by the high octane scripting of Carlton E. Morse, the program was the polar opposite of Morse’s other success, the long-running One Man’s Family.
I Love A Mystery [archive.org]
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